Code of Conduct

Parents & Spectators Code of Conduct

  • Be familiar with the coaching and training programme in order to ensure your child is fully involved
  • Applaud the performance of both teams
  • Provide positive feedback in training and matches
  • Encourage all players, irrespective of ability
  • Be positive with the referee
  • Acknowledge the efforts of the referee
  • Let players play their game, not your game
  • Praise efforts, not results
  • Set an example for the players
  • Be aware of the RFU Welfare of Young People Policy and Procedures in relation to verbal and emotional abuse

Players Code of Conduct

  • Play for enjoyment
  • Play hard, but play fair
  • Play by the laws of the game
  • Be committed to your team - attend all practices and matches
  • Never argue with the referee - control your temper at all times
  • Be a good sport - applaud good play whether from your team or your opponent
  • Have fun, improve your skills and feel good
  • Recognise the efforts made by coaches, parents, match officials and administrators.

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Recognise the importance of fun and enjoyment
  • Positively reinforce the actions of players
  • Lead by example
  • Be honest with yourself and players
  • Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game
  • Develop team respect for referees
  • Give all players an opportunity to participate in the game
  • Insist on fair play and discipline
  • Be reasonable on the demand of players' time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Encourage sportsmanship.